[Federal Register: September 29, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 188)]
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Office of the Secretary

 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Addressing Campus 
Development at Fort Meade

AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD).

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Defense (DoD) announces the availability of 
the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) as part of the 
environmental planning process for a Campus Development Project at Fort 
George G. Meade, Maryland (hereafter referred to as Fort Meade). The 
DoD proposes the development of a portion of Fort Meade (referred to as 
``Site M'') as an operational complex and to construct and operate 
consolidated facilities to meet the National Security Agency's (NSA) 
and Intelligence Community's continually evolving requirements. The 
purpose of the Proposed Action is to provide facilities that fully 
support the Intelligence Community's mission. The need for the action 
is to consolidate multiple agencies' efforts to ensure capabilities for 
current and future missions as directed by Congress and the President. 
The EIS considered three alternative development options, in which 
total build-out could reach 5.8 million square feet, and the No Action 
Alternative.
    The Final EIS is available for a 30-day period following 
publication of this Notice of Availability (NOA). Comments received on 
the Draft EIS (per the Draft EIS NOA published in the Federal Register 
on June 25, 2010 and July 2, 2010) have been considered during 
preparation of the Final EIS and are included in Appendix C of the EIS. 
Following this 30-day waiting period, the DOD intends to issue a Record 
of Decision (ROD) for the EIS.

DATES: Written comments must be received by October 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Written comments must be addressed to: ``Campus Development 
EIS'' c/o HDR[bond]e\2\M, 2600 Park Tower Dr, Suite 100, Vienna, VA 
22180 or sent by e-mail to [email protected]
    Additional copies of the Final EIS are available at the Fort Meade 
Main Post Library, 4418 Llewellyn Avenue, Fort Meade, MD 20755; the 
Anne Arundel County Public Library North County Area Branch, 1010 
Eastway, Glen Burnie, MD 21060; and the Anne Arundel County Public 
Library West County Area Branch, 1325 Annapolis Road, Odenton, MD 
21113.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to request 
copies of the Final EIS, call (301) 688-6524 or send an e-mail to 
[email protected]

    Dated: September 24, 2010.
Mitchell S. Bryman,
Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.
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